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The Resource Global Spencerism : the communication and appropriation of a British evolutionist, edited by Bernard Lightman

Global Spencerism : the communication and appropriation of a British evolutionist, edited by Bernard Lightman

Label
Global Spencerism : the communication and appropriation of a British evolutionist
Title
Global Spencerism
Title remainder
the communication and appropriation of a British evolutionist
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bernard Lightman
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today the name most closely associated with evolutionary theory is Charles Darwin. Given Darwin¿́¿s immense reputation it is easy to forget that Herbert Spencer, in his time, was just as famous as Darwin. It turns out that Spencer¿́¿s evolutionary thought was not what necessarily appealed to many of his readers, since they had their own sense of his identity and importance. By focusing on Spencer the evolutionist, scholars have tended to concentrate their attention on a rather narrow view of him that has come out of Anglo-American appropriations of his thought. Spencer was one of the first international, public intellectuals whose views on psychology, religion, sociology, ethics, education, and biology captured the imagination of readers all over the world. The chapters will cover the communication and appropriation of Spencer¿́¿s ideas in Russia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Italy, Scandinavia, and France. Contributors are: Li Bin, Juan Manuel Rodriguez Caso, Gowan Dawson, Heloisa Maria Bertol Domingues, Marwa Elshakry, Mark Francis, G. Clinton Godart, Michael Gordon, Paola Govoni, Rosaura Ruiz Gutie¿¿rrez, Hans Henrik Hjermitslev, Ricardo Noguera-Solano, Adriana Novoa, Greg Radick, Nathalie Richard, Ke Zunke
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
192
Index
index present
LC call number
B1657
LC item number
.G56 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lightman, Bernard V.
Series statement
Cultural Dynamics of Science
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spencer, Herbert
  • Evolution
  • Spencer, Herbert
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Evolution
Label
Global Spencerism : the communication and appropriation of a British evolutionist, edited by Bernard Lightman
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; List of Figures, Graphs and Tables; List of Contributors; Introduction; Bernard Lightman; Chapter 1; "What a Go-a-Head People They Are!": The Hostile Appropriation of Herbert Spencer in Imperial Russia; Michael D. Gordin; From Herbert to Gerbert; Spencer among the Populists; Mr. Chicherin Objects; Conclusion; Chapter 2; Spencer's Arabic Readers; Marwa Elshakry; "A Synthetic Philosophy"; Society: 'An Organism'; Empire and Education; Metaphysics and Positivism; Spencer's Arabic Readers; Chapter 3; Spencerism in Japan: Boom and Bust of a Theory; G. Clinton Godart
  • The "Spencer Bust"A Spencerian: Tokutomi Sohō; A Diverse Legacy; The Spencer Bust; Chapter 4; Spencer and Science Education in China; Ke Zunke and Li Bin; 1 Church Education and Yi Ye Yao Lan; 2 The Imperial Civil Examination and "San Yu Bing Ju"; 3 Scientific Education and Scientific Research; Chapter 5; The Reforming Spencerians: William James, Josiah Royce and John Dewey; Mark Francis; 1 James: The Founder of American Philosophical Psychology; 2 Royce: The Hegelian Who Could Sympathise with Induction; 3 Dewey: The Jamesian Psychologist and Liberal Progressive; 4 Conclusion; Chapter 6
  • Spencer's American Disciples: Fiske, Youmans, and the Appropriation of the SystemBernard Lightman; The Communications Revolution and the American Publishing Scene; John Fiske and His Early Relationship with Spencer; Fiske's Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy; Edward Youmans and the Popularization of Evolution; Disciple as Agent; The Disciples and Spencer's Decline; Chapter 7; The Ideology of the "Survival of the Fittest" during the Porfiriato in Mexico; Rosaura Ruiz Gutiérrez, Ricardo Noguera Solano and Juan Manuel Rodríguez Caso Ruiz; 1 The Background to Mexican Positivism; 2 Spencer in Mexico
  • 3 Justo Sierra: Spencerian Positivism as the Basis of Education4 Conclusions; Chapter 8; The Rise and Fall of Spencer's Evolutionary Ideas in Argentina, 1870-1910; Adriana Novoa; 1870s: Education and Government; 1880s: The Apparent Triumph of Continuity; 1890s: The Crisis of Materialism and the End of Spencer's Supremacy; Conclusion; Chapter 9; Spencerism in Brazil: An Introduction; Heloisa Maria Bertol Domingues; Spencer's Ideas and the Context of Circulation ; Spencer and Brazilian Historiography: Silvio Romero and Capistrano de Abreu
  • Spencer and a Proposition of Political Science by Alberto SallesConclusion; Chapter 10; The Importance of Being Quantified: Herbert Spencer in Liberal Italy, and Beyond; Paola Govoni; 1 Context and Data; 2 The Spencer Effect: The First Wave (1870s-1890s); 3 The Spencer Effect: The Second Wave (1899-1920s); 4 Between Neo-Idealism and Fascism; 5 Conclusion; Chapter 11; Education and Evolution: Appropriations of Herbert Spencer in Scandinavia, 1870-1920; Hans Henrik Hjermitslev; Introducing Spencer in Denmark; Høffding's Interpretation of Spencer Abroad
Control code
929855561
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004264007
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789004264007
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929855561
Label
Global Spencerism : the communication and appropriation of a British evolutionist, edited by Bernard Lightman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; List of Figures, Graphs and Tables; List of Contributors; Introduction; Bernard Lightman; Chapter 1; "What a Go-a-Head People They Are!": The Hostile Appropriation of Herbert Spencer in Imperial Russia; Michael D. Gordin; From Herbert to Gerbert; Spencer among the Populists; Mr. Chicherin Objects; Conclusion; Chapter 2; Spencer's Arabic Readers; Marwa Elshakry; "A Synthetic Philosophy"; Society: 'An Organism'; Empire and Education; Metaphysics and Positivism; Spencer's Arabic Readers; Chapter 3; Spencerism in Japan: Boom and Bust of a Theory; G. Clinton Godart
  • The "Spencer Bust"A Spencerian: Tokutomi Sohō; A Diverse Legacy; The Spencer Bust; Chapter 4; Spencer and Science Education in China; Ke Zunke and Li Bin; 1 Church Education and Yi Ye Yao Lan; 2 The Imperial Civil Examination and "San Yu Bing Ju"; 3 Scientific Education and Scientific Research; Chapter 5; The Reforming Spencerians: William James, Josiah Royce and John Dewey; Mark Francis; 1 James: The Founder of American Philosophical Psychology; 2 Royce: The Hegelian Who Could Sympathise with Induction; 3 Dewey: The Jamesian Psychologist and Liberal Progressive; 4 Conclusion; Chapter 6
  • Spencer's American Disciples: Fiske, Youmans, and the Appropriation of the SystemBernard Lightman; The Communications Revolution and the American Publishing Scene; John Fiske and His Early Relationship with Spencer; Fiske's Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy; Edward Youmans and the Popularization of Evolution; Disciple as Agent; The Disciples and Spencer's Decline; Chapter 7; The Ideology of the "Survival of the Fittest" during the Porfiriato in Mexico; Rosaura Ruiz Gutiérrez, Ricardo Noguera Solano and Juan Manuel Rodríguez Caso Ruiz; 1 The Background to Mexican Positivism; 2 Spencer in Mexico
  • 3 Justo Sierra: Spencerian Positivism as the Basis of Education4 Conclusions; Chapter 8; The Rise and Fall of Spencer's Evolutionary Ideas in Argentina, 1870-1910; Adriana Novoa; 1870s: Education and Government; 1880s: The Apparent Triumph of Continuity; 1890s: The Crisis of Materialism and the End of Spencer's Supremacy; Conclusion; Chapter 9; Spencerism in Brazil: An Introduction; Heloisa Maria Bertol Domingues; Spencer's Ideas and the Context of Circulation ; Spencer and Brazilian Historiography: Silvio Romero and Capistrano de Abreu
  • Spencer and a Proposition of Political Science by Alberto SallesConclusion; Chapter 10; The Importance of Being Quantified: Herbert Spencer in Liberal Italy, and Beyond; Paola Govoni; 1 Context and Data; 2 The Spencer Effect: The First Wave (1870s-1890s); 3 The Spencer Effect: The Second Wave (1899-1920s); 4 Between Neo-Idealism and Fascism; 5 Conclusion; Chapter 11; Education and Evolution: Appropriations of Herbert Spencer in Scandinavia, 1870-1920; Hans Henrik Hjermitslev; Introducing Spencer in Denmark; Høffding's Interpretation of Spencer Abroad
Control code
929855561
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004264007
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789004264007
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929855561

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